As the construction industry’s unemployment rate hit 13.7 percent, the sector lost 20,000 jobs from September to October, the Associated General Contractors of America said late last week. The losses stemmed from continued declines in the public sector, the Arlington, ...Read More »
There might be price stabilization in the Charlotte real estate market soon, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors said this week. Lawrence Yun, speaking Tuesday to 236 real estate professionals during a Charlotte Regional Realtor Association event, ...Read More »
The chief economist for the National Association of Realtors will make a presentation on “Real Estate Market Trends and Housing Forecast” at an event hosted by the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. The event featuring Lawrence Yun will run from 9:30 ...Read More »
Tim Eldridge’s job gives him a front-row seat to the problems created by the shortage of workers in the construction industry. But he’s hoping some training programs will give the Carolinas a boost when the economy improves. Lives in: Mountain ...
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In 2006, before the recession, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association had 8,152 members. Today, its membership is thinner by about 1,407, a decline that, no doubt, is a byproduct of the market’s downturn. It’s not as much of an exodus ...Read More »
When Allen Craven’s father moved to the city of Concord, Hotel Concord was his home for months. It was around the 1950s, and Craven’s dad, who has since died, lived there while setting up a medical practice across the street. ...Read More »
Twenty-three U.S. housing markets qualify as “improving,” but Charlotte is not one of them, according to a report released last week. The second edition of the National Association of Home Builders/ First American Improving Markets Index is based on housing ...
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U.S. construction spending has risen by just a bit, the Associated General Contractors of America said this week. Spending increased by 1.4 percent between July and August and was up 0.9 percent compared with August 2010, the Arlington, Va.-based trade ...
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After spending nearly a decade learning the construction industry, Greg Moore decided to step out on his own and start a contracting business. Unfortunately for him, he made the leap in 2007, about a year before the economy imploded. Now, ...Read More »